South Californian dons of occult electronics, German Army return to Discrepant with their first solo vinyl LP outing for the label after an inaugural tape back in 2015 and a split collaboration with Old Komm in 2016 (CREP 033LP). Taking the events described in the 1982 book More Bitter Fruit, the CIA coup in Guatemala in 1954, the duo eloquently translates this textbook case of bullying relationship between the United States and the Third World. Using some US government documents and interviews with former CIA agents, they go deep in the Guatemala jungle through their trademark use of guitars and electronics drenched in echo and reverb of times past. Another mysterious entry from the shady San Bernadino duo, showing their interest and research in poorly documented history of the 21st century. Edition of 300. - Discrepant.
"German Army could end up winning an Oscar for soundtracking a particularly dark war film or dying in the gutter when none of us are looking. Lets hope they keep delivering the heroin highs, and lows, weve come so accustomed to nodding off to." - Tiny Mix Tapes
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.